Help! unix server?
I'm a relative newbie on linux.
I'm trying to create some sort of server.
I want to create a ftp server, among many other things later.
I also want to be able to have a graphical interface, so my mattes can access it.
Is Ubuntu server a good choice? or are there better choices?
It 's not going to be handling nothing critical, but i'm doing this to learn a bit more:).
Tks in advance
I would say it really depends on what you want to do. If the learning is so that you could one day just into a job then I would say use a distro that is used by most companies. If it is just to learn linux then the sky is the limit.
Have a look at DistorWatch
Hello and welcome!
Originally Posted by high
You can also take a look at our server poll to see what other members have voted as their favorite distribution for server usage:
You can add a GUI to your system if you really want/need one.
tks a lot.
I feel i can improve a lot in this area really gettin hands on it.
I work everyday w unix systems and I'm gettin a special taste when it comes to system administration but i don't got "enough" knowledge when comes to unix systems. (It's not my job either..)
Got some other projects going and I "need" some server services
I'm starting with an ftp server to use like data repository and also use it like a media center.
Also finnishing coding a ws. next step will be hosting it.
Knowledge is Power!
Just to throw in my 2 cents:
If you want a server-feel to your OS, then CentOS is a great choice (it is a free Red Hat Enterprise Linux clone).
But honestly, you can do pretty much anything you want with Fedora, too (which is basically a Red Hat code farm).
Both include graphical desktops, FTP (and other network-related) servers and media manipulation software.
The community support for both is great and the repos they have available will leave you with thousands of software choices at your fingertips.
Throwing in a third cent,
Ubuntu will work good too, and are fairly easy to handle to, and the comunity isnt bad there either :)